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Designing games for life-changing experiences

Technologies and applications that create connected and immersive digital experiences have become viable tools to bridge gaps in location and imagination. The ability to create and deliver interactive simulations that add information to how we perceive the real world and immerse us in simulated ones creates innovative opportunities to increase understanding, take part in experiences and solve problems.

The Virtual Reality degree at University of Advancing Technology moves students to consider high-opportunity applications of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) emerging in the technology landscape. Students are taught the development tools used to create VR and AR experiences and the gamification techniques that make these experiences engaging when applied to applications such as smart cities, training, medical, engineering, military and education. Virtual Reality degree students will learn to utilize head-mounted displays as well as tactile and tracking systems that deliver immersive experiences. In relation to AR, students will learn to layer and link digital information to live views of the real world.

Equipped with these skills, graduates of UAT’s Virtual Reality program are prepared to apply established techniques of software development, gamification, human interaction and user experience as experts in the emerging technology fields of VR and AR.


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Virtual Reality Degree Objectives

  • Create the designs, assets, scripting and programming needed to effectively realize fully interactive and engaging virtual reality worlds.
  • Create, implement, evaluate and analyze systems and mechanics that demonstrate visualizations of data relating to real-world entities, events and interactions using written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establish collaboration, mentorship and professional leadership skills by working with other disciplines to deliver highly polished and completed projects in the virtual/augmented reality space.
  • Prototype and complete original virtual/augmented reality applications for multiple platforms utilizing a full project development lifecycle from concept to completion.
  • Create and implement immersive user experiences that utilize the interactive approaches unique to virtual/augmented reality hardware and platforms.
  • Design and develop simulations that leverage gamification of virtual/augmented reality platforms to enhance the outcomes of non-entertainment applications such as training, medical, therapeutic, military or learning-based environments.

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Educating the next wave of innovators, our faculty leverage their experiences to mentor students to lead innovations and solve challenges in advancing technology.

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UAT’s Synchronic Learning model provides an education framework that prepares superior graduates to become tomorrow’s innovators. This model embodies UAT’s methodologies, curricula and community dedicated to fostering an environment of innovation that promotes demonstrated mastery and job readiness.

How does UAT prepare superior graduates? Students are required to participate in projects that solve real problems. UAT requires students to innovate and create a working proof of concept that’s never been done before. Students complete internships, community projects and apprenticeship experiences to cultivate their ability to succeed in the workplace.





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